April 2020

Review Demo

Dusky

Dusky Hypatia Review

January 17, 2019
Rowdy and refined distortion tones come naturally to Dusky’s newest stompbox.
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BC Audio Bel Air 40 Review

January 15, 2019
A stellar 6V6 combo with inspiring, innovative options.
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Free the Tone Black Vehicle BV-1V Review

January 11, 2019
A meticulously designed, quiet black box that churns out an impressive palette of amp-like overdrive.
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ESP LTD GB-4 Review

January 8, 2019
An offset-design 4-string that charms with both attitude and tone-sculpting power.
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Quick Hit: Electro-Harmonix Triangle Big Muff Review

January 1, 2019
EHX revisits the Muff that started it all.
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Death By Audio Total Sonic Annihilation 2 Review

December 28, 2018
Death By Audio’s original weapon of sonic destruction returns in enhanced and surprisingly manageable and musical form.
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Squier Contemporary Active Jazz Bass HH Review

December 18, 2018
With this new workhorse, adding a double dose of humbucker to the Jazz formula equals a whole lotta bass.
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Seymour Duncan Fooz Review

December 14, 2018
Filtering, fuzz, and modulation meet to make a powerful and petite synth for guitar.
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Sadowsky MetroExpress Review

December 11, 2018
A premium brand unveils a new model with an accessible price of entry.
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Dunable SplatterBlaster Review

December 6, 2018
Two fuzzes, one box—and zillions of tones.
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Tone King Sky King Review

December 4, 2018
A shape-shifting evolution of Mark Bartel’s original design dishes scads of tone and performance possibilities.
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Carr Telstar Review

November 27, 2018
A thrilling Fender/Vox hybrid.
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Jan19-EVH-FEAT

MXR EVH 5150 Chorus Review

November 26, 2018
Eddie’s chorus pedal is full of idiosyncrasies and interesting tonal surprises.
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Fractal Audio Systems Axe-Fx III Review

November 20, 2018
Vast libraries of IRs and amp and effect models, as well as improvements in interface, memory, and connectivity, make the III tough to beat.
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Acoustic B100C Review

November 16, 2018
Best known in the ’70s for their big bass stacks on big stages, Acoustic shows they can play small ball, too.
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Fano JM4 Standard Review

November 12, 2018
Though it’s been kissed by a Thunderbird, this surprisingly versatile handbuilt 4-string has a vibe all its own.
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Fishman Matrix Infinity Mic Blend Review

November 9, 2018
A dual-source setup is extra terrific on one of Fishman’s finest amplification pickup/preamp systems yet.
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Vox Mini Superbeetle Review

November 5, 2018
Cute, compact, and dressed to kill, with a wealth of old-school Vox tones.
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Gibson Les Paul Standard Review

October 26, 2018
A not-so-standard Standard offers a multitude of sonic options.
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Nutter Astro Captain Review

October 23, 2018
Cheap-chic retro meets modern playability.
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